About us

About us

André Adams, our founder, started repairing brass instruments in 1970. Music was his hobby, and engineering was his passion. After gaining experience as an instrument maker with various well-known firms throughout Europe, his unique background led to the emergence of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of percussion instruments.

For over our fourty years, the family business of Adams has continued to develop all facets of our instruments. Typical for a family business is their character, commitment, passion and informal atmosphere. Our relationship with musicians suits this perfectly and forms a vital part of our business.

Adams Musical Instruments continues to innovate and grow as the result of ongoing partnership with professional and amateur musicians, as well as cooperation with several universities. This coordination results in instruments that have been scientifically designed and musician tested. We call this the sound of quality. The commitment to excellence ensures that every instrument is able to support the demands of every player and composer in all areas of music making, creating a superior musical experience.

The fact that Adams enjoys a huge reputation worldwide cannot alone be attributed to hard work, and constant innovation. You, the client and player, have been part in this process too. After all, it is the individual wish of the customer that provides us with the inspiration to perfect our range of instruments and to continue to break new ground.

We sincerely hope to share our passion with you: Experience the Sound of Quality.

Frans Swinkels
Managing Director
André Adams,


  • China Music 2016 26 - 29 October 2016 Adams will attend the China Music 2016 exhibition in Shanghai.

  • Adams International Percussion... 25 - 26 November 2016 The second edition Adams International Percussion Festival takes place at the company grounds of Adams Musical Instrumen...


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